This is your spot on Writer's Helper -- your online writing community.
Writer's Helper has been online since March 2003. From a simple idea, it has grown to a Web site of over 500 pages of information for writers.
Now it is taking advantage of software that makes Web 2.0 a reality for single-owner Web sites like this one.
Web 2.0 means that software allows visitors to contribute to the Web site itself. Of course forums allow that, and at one time, I seriously considered a forum. I participate in forums. But running a forum is a huge time commitment. Keeping a forum on the straight and narrow can be like herding cats. I want to spend my time writing and editing, not playing cop on the Internet.
Now there is a way for me to open this site to visitor-generated material and to allow responses without running a full-blown forum. Here's how this works.
On many pages on this site there are special forms that allow visitors to contribute. You can share your best writing tip, a book review, or favorite writers' resource. You can ask and answer questions on writing and editing.
Each entry becomes its own Web page. (Don't worry. The software makes this super easy.) Others can comment on your contribution.
I review each entry to maintain the high quality of the information on this site. Don't let that intimidate you. I'm an editor. It's my job to make writers look good. When you add to this site, I'm doubly motivated to make you look good.
...here are the places you can contribute to the online community of writers at Writer's Helper.
Share your best writing tips.
Ask for help with your writing problems. These could relate to grammar, the writing process, or getting your book onto the shelves. Where do you most need help?
Add a book review of your favorite book for writers.
Spill the beans on the best writing resource you know.
Ask your questions about editors and editing.
I'll add other options as the need arises. If you have a great idea for a topic you think would add to the interactive writing community here, contact me here.
I'll be watching for your contribution as this aspect of Writer's Helper grows.